I just got back from Camp FI Rocky Mountain and it was a hell of a weekend. I am:
- Exhausted: Sleep, what’s that?
- Energized: I know that I just said I was exhausted. At the same time, I feel like a fire has been lit under my ass.
- Inspired: It’s impossible not to be when you’re surrounded by people with amazing dreams doing incredible things.
- Happy: New friends. Lots of them.
So, what the hell is Camp FI anyway? Now that is a difficult question…
Camp FI Rocky Mountain
Camp FIs retreats span 4 days/ 3 nights. Every one I’ve been to was located in a beautiful part of the world.
There are formal presentations and live podcast recordings:
But most of the time is spent just hanging out. Sometimes the mood is serious. Other times, not so much:
Some random things I heard over the weekend:
We came here to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary!
You’ve just been Dorito-bombed.
Self-directed solo-401(k)s are so damn sexy.
I can f***ing do hard things.
I have that as a tattoo!
I’ve reached FIREball!
I’m not painting a clear picture here. If you haven’t been to one of these events, you’re probably completely confused. Let me try again.
The Supreme Court once famously defined pornography as this:
You know it when you see it.
Similarly, if I had to tell someone what Camp FI is, I’d say:
You know it when you experience it.
Money is the starting point. After all, the event is called “Camp FI.” However, talking about index funds for more than 5 minutes would put everyone to sleep quickly. So, conversations quickly veer off into new directions like side hustles, food, travel, books, personal struggles, goals, fears, and dreams. It’s never boring.
And I believe everyone comes away with something a little different. Some will leave with a better understanding of their financial situation. Others will be inspired to start work on that big project they’ve been thinking about for years. Most will be happy that they’ve found their tribe. Is anything more important?
Thanks to everyone who attended for making Camp FI Rocky Mountain an awesome event. I’m already planning a reunion for August.
And if you couldn’t make it to this one, tickets are on sale now for Camp FI Rocky Mountain 2020. See you there?
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